Promoting research partnerships to improve veterans’ health

As the only association working closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs' research, NAVREF bridges the gap between industry partners and our unique membership of VA-Affiliated Nonprofit Research and Education Foundations. These foundations provide a conduit to the largest and most deserving patient base in the United States. However, there are veterans in search of cutting edge healthcare that are faced with obstacles in need of change. This is where the NAVREF Industry Partner Consortium plays a role. 

The NAVREF Industry Partner Consortium (IPC) is a platform for industry sponsors, nonprofit organizations, and other external stakeholders to identify, collaborate, and overcome challenges within VA research that hinder our nation's veterans from accessing some of the finest and most cutting edge healthcare available. The IPC represents stakeholders from all facets of the healthcare industry representing pharmaceuticals, medical technology, nonprofit foundations, and other organizations with an interest to further veterans research.  

Veterans' Research Hub

In the dynamic and impactful field of medical research, NAVREF plays a crucial role in channeling groundbreaking discoveries towards Veterans who rightfully deserve state-of-the-art care for their admirable service to our nation. If your organization is keen on collaborating with our network of VA-affiliated research institutes, please reach out using the provided contact information to connect with our dedicated liaison.

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Interested in Joining the IPC?

IPC Membership is annual and begins at the beginning of the calendar year (January 1)Organizations interested in joining the IPC can fill out a membership application found below.

Membership Benefits:

  • Navigate the complexities of collaborating with the VA Research Enterprise
  • Insight into Veterans' research needs and understand aligning opportunities
  • Participate in a platform that offers networking interactions, education, and an exchange of cross-organizational information
  • Quarterly stakeholder meetings

The IPC Mission and Charter

Born from the ACT for Veterans Initiative (Access to Clinical Trials), the Industry Partner Consortium was established to tackle the challenges facing industry partners from delivering quality clinical trials to our nations' veterans.

The mission is to provide a platform to identify barriers and develop solutions facing veterans' access to clinical trials through the collaboration of industry sponsors, nonprofit organizations, and other stake holders interested in supporting VA Research.

The full IPC Charter can be found here.

Click here to download 2023 NAVREF NPC Directory

The National Association of Veterans’ Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) is pleased to present this directory of the VA-affiliated nonprofits established and operated in accordance with 38 U.S.C §§7361-7368 Formed in 1992, NAVREF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership association of the VA-affiliated nonprofits, also known as the nonprofit research and education corporations (NPCs).

Vision: NAVREF envisions a nation in which veterans receive the finest care based on innovative research and education.

Mission: NAVREF's mission is to advance the success of the VA-affiliated research and education corporations.

Values: The membership, board, and staff of NAVREF value:

*Transformative research

*Partnership in vibrant VA research and education programs

*Respectful, collegial and transparent relations and communications with stakeholders

*Integrity in governance and management

*Proactive leadership and high-quality management

*Advocacy for research that advances care for veterans

Request a copy of the Industry Partner Consortium Membership Directory! This material contains biographical information for our IPC members and companies.

Request a copy of the 2023 Industry Partner Guidebook! This material provides provides crucial considerations, steps, and resources to help organizations get started.

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  • § Discuss prices or pricing policies nor practices;
  • § Discuss markets in which to compete;
  • § Discuss raw materials, product, equipment, services or other supplies from any supplier or vendor;
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  • § Deny any application for participation, which meets the qualifications therefor, participation in the Association for any anti-competitive purpose.

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